Table 2

Objectives, scope and policy context of primary prevention model of asthma in children

Framework aspectDetails
Policy contextTo evaluate cost-effectiveness of asthma prevention strategies
Funding sourceGenome Canada
DiseaseChildhood asthma
Target populationPaediatric population in urban and rural settings of Canada
Health outcomesIncidence and prevalence of asthma, asthma-related admissions and QALY effects on caregivers
Strategies/comparatorsCurrent standard of care vs asthma risk screening tool (early diagnosis) with any combination of preventative strategies (eg, modulating gut microbiome, reducing unnecessary antibiotics/phthalate exposure)
Cost(s)Costs from a societal perspective
Time horizon2025–2045
  • QALY, quality-adjusted life years.